Brooksville and Spring Hill Regional hospitals introduce site of tools to complement their "ER Extra" program
Courtesy of Brooksville and Spring Hill Regional HospitalBROOKSVILLE - The next stage in the "ER Extra" campaign at Brooksville and Spring Hill Regional hospitals is the addition of a free iPhone app and mobile sites that perform a similar function for smartphones. For those not requiring immediate emergent care, the ER Extra app is designed to help decision making in emergency care extra fast and extra easy.
Published: March 30, 2011
Published: March 30, 2011
The latest implementation is that of our signature iPhone app designed specifically to provide wait times, a map, a link to the main website and the phone number of the nearest Health Management hospital. The ER Extra iPhone app can be downloaded for free at the iTunes app store, and can also be used on the iPad. Even though this app is dedicated solely to iPhone and iPad users, we have also created mobile sites that allow similar features to be used on any smartphone.
Mobile sites are designed to recognize that the user is accessing a website via their smartphone as opposed to a traditional computer. When you search for the name of a Health Management hospital, and click on the link, you will immediately see a very important safety reminder.
The safety reminder reads as follows: Information in this application is not a substitute for medical advice. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911.
Users are then prompted to continue on to the hospital's ER Extra webpage where they can see the current wait time, click through for directions to the hospital or to call the hospital, and they also have the option to view the hospital's full website.
ER wait times are tracked by the ProMed tool. They reflect the average wait time of the patients that were triaged during the previous hour. The data comes to our hospital in a feed directly from ProMed, a tool which tracks Time to Triage.
For more information about "ER Extra" and the latest iPhone app and mobile site technology at Brooksville and Spring Hill Regional Hospitals, contact Robin Schneider at 352-797-4645 or visit us online at www.hernandohealthcare.com .
About Brooksville and Spring Hill Regional Hospitals:
Brooksville and Spring Hill Regional Hospitals are Accredited Chest Pain Centers and Certified Primary Stroke Centers. Their Women's Imaging programs incorporate Digital Mammography with Computer Aided Detection (CAD), as well as Stereotactic breast biopsy, breast MRI and Bone Density scans.
Brooksville Regional has an extensive heart program encompassing interventional cardiology, as well as the only hospital-based outpatient cardiac, pulmonary and diabetic rehabilitation and Sleep Disorders Center.
Spring Hill Regional has an advanced Women's and children's program, offering the only Obstetrics Special Delivery Unit and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Hernando County as well as the county's only Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine Center.